When I saw a promo offer of a FREE LAQ applier from 7 Deadly S[k]ins I raced over to the store to try it out. I haven’t worn this brand for a while and I was pleased with the softness of the features while still staying defined. Also the eyebrow color for red is gorgeous! Speaking about gorgeous red hair , Magika is having a sale until the end of the month , with a 50% discount on all mesh hair styles what a great opportunity to stock up in your favorite styles in a range of colors.
My outfit is another new release from Maai, a beautiful silky textured lace trimmed lingerie. Available in a range of colors I chose the subtle nude but they are all so appealing. As with all mesh items I recommend you try a demo, I notice this has a wider piece of fabric in the crotch so it may not fit as well on every shape.
Body : Mesh Head Trinity 1.0, LAQ
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Omega HEAD – [LAQ] Breeze SAND red brows , [7DS] – promo item was available free for 12 hours
Hair: Stay the Night, Magika ( SALE on until 31st July- 50% mesh hair)
Eyes: Promise eyes, Metal IKON
Clothing: Montana * Maitreya Lara, nude, Maai ( @ Cosmopolitan Room : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/No%20Comment/140/4/22 )
Shoes: Venezia 2015 Shoes Group Gift MAITREYA, Similar
Furniture: Skylar hanging bed, tarte ( July Luxe Box)
Standing Poses: Alea, ED Poses
Time is slipping by so quickly , the month is already 3/4 gone and you will have another week if you haven’t been to check out this months Swank event. The focus has been On the Beach and Zuri Rayna has had two gorgeous color versions of Sashi, seaweed which is a delicate blue/ green and this delicate champagne tone. An exciting aspect to this set is that you can buy additional options such as this choker that perfectly matches the bracelets, ring and necklace of the main set. Check the Zuri blog page for more : https://zurisjewelsisle.wordpress.com/2016/07/07/swank-goes-to-the-beach-and-zuri-jewelry-shines-on/
My gown is a glamorous lace topped mesh gown from Maai. Available in a range of colors, head to the mainstore to try a demo.
Body : Kirsten Mesh Head, [GA.EG] plus makeup add-ons
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: <Biscuit> – Morgana – LOGO ALEX Head Applier (v2) [PF]
Hair: Couchlocker, rezology
Eyes: Hope eyes, chocolate IKON
Clothing: Asteri gown * Maitreya Lara, wine, MAAIhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Banana%20Twist/23/24/23
Jewelry: Sashi Choker – Champagne/Diamond/Copper, Zuri Rayna Jewelry ( @ Swank )http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sage%20Isle/145/111/2003
Sashi collection, – Champagne/Diamond/Copper, Zuri Rayna Jewelry ( @ Swank ) until 31st July
NB. Ooops I forgot to note the poses, I will try and find these out and update this post with the details.
Owner of Pish Posh, Toki is back creating some super sweet summer clothing . Recent releases include a sexy gown, cute top and this lovely swimwear , all of which you can find on her Marketplace store ( link included in details).
The halter top can be worn as part of a casual outfit or you can buy the bikini bottoms to give you the option of wearing it as a swimsuit. As well as a range of cute summery patterns ,the hud gives you options for tinting the different sections of the top separately.. straps, bodice, bow. These pieces are designed to be worn with the following mesh bodies : Maitreya, Slink All, Belleza All, but as always demos are recommended – and are available for 0L. I found this was a perfect fit with my Maitreya body and had a lot of fun tinting patterns as well as plains, mixing and matching colors for ages.
To finish another close up of the LAQ mesh head, this time wearing the Wilma skin which comes with the mesh head, the light dusting of freckles is a cute look for summer, and this lush hair style from Sintiklia was one of my finds at this years Hair Fair. You have until 31st July to head along to this massive event and enjoy seeing all the new releases in one place while supporting Wigs for Kids.
Something New- props n poses is at Indie Tepee, an event that combines shopping with a series of live performances from a dozen music genres, a drive-in where you can screen machinima, original art installations and even free gifts to discover from your favorite designers! An example of the free gifts is this fantastic pose I used in the first photo. There’s a link to the Serephim page about Indie Tepee at the end of this post if you are looking for more information.
These poses are also available there, though they aren’t the exclusives for the event, they just fit the feel I wanted to achieve for this post. I returned to the Outer Garden ( SLurl in details) for a suitably dreamy setting.
To finish a close up of this gorgeous Lumae skin, this is not a new release but as the creator thoughtfully includes a huge range of appliers with her skins, including omega head appliers I was able to try this on my new LAQ head. What a perfect combination!
Take me away I am ready to escape to a quieter place with less worries and woes. Less time spent worrying about what has been or might be and more time living in the moment and appreciating what we have .. sounds like a sweet escape to me.
This beautiful location on the Hollow Creek sim gave me that feeling, a feeling of peace and calm and the lovely fluid lines of the Marisol outfit and soft colors supported that sensation. Poet’s Heart released Marisol at The Secret Affair, which opened on the 15th July. The top and skirt are sold separately for better, and less pricey, mix and matching between 13 colours! Each piece costs 125L, fatpacks have 25% discount. Free demo includes a sample of each size ( standard mesh sizes) and color. My jewelry is a gorgeous re-color of the Moon set, this Boulder Opal/Gold version will be available as separates at Zuri Jewelry as part of their regular weekly specials.
You may have noticed a slightly younger look for me in these photos, I decided to give the LAQ Trinity mesh head a go. Although initially the smaller eyes were less appealing to me, but I must admit I am really pleased I bought it. It comes with the Wilma skin in the full range of tones, but I also decided to buy the Freya skin applier and that is what I am wearing here. I look forward to sharing more photos using this head. I have quite a collection now I admit, but I like to explore the different creators work within SL. Speaking of exploring, be sure to grab the SLurl from the details and head to check out the sim where I took these photos. Hollow Creek is bursting with photo props and scenes that invite you to experiment and have fun.
Emo-tions helps brighten up your summer with a gorgeous range of hats available at this year’s round of Hair Fair. Predominantly featuring flowers, these hats range from a casual floppy hat style through to a large brimmed beauty. Each color pack ( blonde, brunette, reds, pastels, black/white) has a hud with 8 options of hair color, plus texture options for the hats. If the hat has flowers, ribbons or chains you will also find each has multiple color choices. I should also mention that the Maxi includes jewelry PLUS EMO-tions has a gift at Hair Fair. So grab the SLurl and demo them all, but don’t forget to support this charity and buy – buy – buy! For further information about Hair Fair : https://hairfair.wordpress.com/
Before the standard details section I just want to make special mention of my makeup, in my last post I showed one option of the Pretty Makeup from Oceane Body Design. Today I have mixed and matched different color choices from pack 1 and 2 of the omega huds.
Abigail is absolutely adorable! Abigail is the latest of the luscious lacy lingerie from Carries. As usual this new release is available in a range of colors each looks stunning set off with the dramatic black lace. System layers and omega appliers are included for lingerie, stockings and gloves, with options to wear different combinations whether you favor a mesh body or not. Also included is this sassy mask for added mystique perhaps.
This satin enhanced corset is laced tight to show off your curves and with a peekaboo tease to the panties and bra as a base you are sure to turn heads.
My last picture is a close up to better show off my Serene-Sashi set from Zuri Rayna. This set includes cuff style jeweled bracelets, necklace and earrings.. and when I say there is a large range of color choices I mean it! Check out the Zuri Jewelry Blog here : https://zurisjewelsisle.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/bold-and-classy-zuri-jewelry-new-release/. You will find this release at the main store so remember to wear your group tag for a 25%refund instantly . If you have some time take a wander around the sim, I hear the Summer Fest is being set up with stores displaying specials- Zuri has a special color of the Serene-Sashi Ensemble PLUS selected other items are an exciting 50% off for the event. If that wasn’t reason enough there is also a FREE gift!
Before I finish up I want to point out that my delicate make-up , suitably named Pretty Makeup , is one of the specials that Oceane Body Design has at the July round of Swank. With lipsticks and eye shadows on omega appliers you can mix and match on your omega capable mesh head to personalize your look. Remember there are demos available to try which is always important with the variety of mesh heads out there, once you have tried it out be sure to enjoy the 25% discount on new release exclusives
On9 July takes us on a journey through Southeast Asia, and what a journey it is! Color abounds everywhere you turn and it is easy to be swept away in the less familiar, the exotic patterns and colors demand attention whilst fragile flowers and intricate detailing emphasize femininity . The central part to my style today is this gorgeous mini dress with a combination of patterns and sexy thigh high cut it is impossible to ignore.
Next up from this round of On9 are these stand-out shoes from JamBee, purchased as a two pack of different colors there are 2 options to choose between. I really like the contrast between the softness of the wide ribbon wrapped around your ankle and the fierce dragon on the heel detail, the narrow colored band that coils around the shoe detail contrasting with the base color of the shoe draws your attention to the shoe from every angle.
Also at On9 is this whispy topknot from EMO-tions. Mei includes a flower add-on in blue, orange or pink, I slightly darkened the orange by using the tint function in edit. My additional accessories are all older items, including a couple of jewelry pieces from Aisling, that although they look great together were actually at different gacha events .
Body : Kirsten Mesh Head, [GA.EG]
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
Skin: Kiyomi – LOGO Head Applier (Blush), Latte, [PF]
Hair: * MEI *,.:EMO-tions:. (@ current On9) includes flower add-on http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tropical%20Orchid/246/193/999
Eyes: Hope Eyes – Iron , IKON
Clothing: MeiMei Dress MAITREYA -red-:: PM :: (@ current On9)
Accessories: Isobel – Upper Arms GOLD, .aisling. ( past gacha event item)
Tallulah Necklace RARE, . aisling . ( past gacha event item)
Nail polish: Dark-Soul -Maitreya, finger/ toe nails, Deesses Boutique
Shoes: Xiuying Dragon Wedges > Maitreya, JamBee (@ current On9)
Pose : Cherry Blossom Parasol, Picture This! ( older item)
I absolutely adore fantasy styling and when I saw this fantastic Medusa inspired hairstyle from EMO-tions I knew I would be blogging it. You will find it and the leather bra , also by EMO-tions, at the July round of We❤ Roleplay.
The fabulous location I visited to take these photos is a sim called alpha tribe. The following excerpt is from their information notecard:
“This new build revolves around the theme of “fool’s gold.” Most of what you will encounter is new (and mostly golden): There is an “Orientalist” pavilion where you can relax, a shipyard where a golden ship is in the process of being built, an airship that is about to take off to distant skies, a pleasure arcade where you can swing on boats, gaze at clockwork creatures, and get many prizes from a grab-a-duck gallery. There are pleasure walks, gardens, and ruins. And, yes, there is of course also the store with lots of new outfits.”
It really is an amazing location , every turn an inspiration for photographers, and when I stopped in to see the store I was so thrilled by the clothing. I was really tempted to buy, the only drawback was that although many of the outfits included mesh items there were still system layers involved. If I had had more than 100L to my name at the time of visit I would have bought at least one outfit. Take a look at the following link to see an example of one of the many outfits available ( each includes his and hers/ or is unisex) shot on location at alpha.tribe.
Zuri Rayna has released the Sultry soul draped pearl necklace set in a range of stunning color combinations. For a dramatic evening look I chose the Cobalt/ Blue Opal and Black sterling set.
I paired this with a dramatic high hairstyle from Vanity Hair and a deeply plunging backed gown from Apple May Designs. With such a classically glamorous combination I sought out a classic location .. Casablanca, definitely a place to return to many times.